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SAA conference to focus on survival in the auto industry

November 16, 2004

The Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA), will present its 17th annual Automotive Outlook Conference, January 11, 2005, in Detroit, Mich., in conjunction with the North American International Auto...

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AK Steel announces December surcharges, calculation modifications

November 15, 2004

AK Steel has advised its flat-rolled carbon steel customers that a $153 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for products shipped in December, an increase of $4 from November's surcharge of...

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Grant benefits South Carolina's rural manufacturers

November 12, 2004

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Rural Develoment has awarded the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) a $185,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant to assist small and...

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U.S. manufacturing's survival hinges on three key issues

November 11, 2004

According to Peggy Smedley, author of Mending Manufacturing: How America Can Manufacture its Survival, U.S. manufacturers face three key issues in 2005: competing in a global economy; incentives for...

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U.S. Federal Reserve raises interest rates

November 10, 2004

The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates November 10 by a quarter percentage point for the fourth time this year, moving the rate to 2 percent from 1.75 percent.The Fed began lifting rates in...

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OSHA proposes revised rule on hexavalent chromium

November 9, 2004

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium (CrVI) in the October...

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OSHA cites metal container manufacturer

November 9, 2004

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations and proposed $114,300 in penalties to Durable Inc., a Wheeling Ill.-based metal container...

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OSHA Web page focuses on workplace substance abuse

November 9, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has posted a Web page that provides information on programs and approaches to help foster drug-free workplaces.The Workplace Substance Abuse...

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Orbitform appoints controls engineer

November 9, 2004

Orbitform Group has announced that Daniel Shirkey has joined the company as a controls engineer.Shirkey has engineering experience from Magna Donnelly, an automotive rear-view mirror supplier, and...

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Crane assembly plant opens in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico

November 9, 2004

Morris Material Handling has announced the opening of a crane assembly plant in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico. The new facility is called SPH Crane & Hoist Inc. Mexico Office.Among the cranes the plant is...

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Penna Flame Ind. Hires induction hardening specialist

November 9, 2004

Penna Flame Ind. has hired Mark Farley as manager of induction services.Farley has 18 years' experience in induction hardening and contour gear tooth hardening. He has instructed on the topic of...

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Micro Stamping Corp. opens development center

November 9, 2004

Micro Stamping Corp. has opened its Frank Semcer Development Center (named for the company founder and father of the company's current president), located on the site of its headquarters in Somerset,...

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Lincoln Electric named official Goodguys welder

November 9, 2004

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has named Lincoln Electric as its Official Welder. Goodguys, a rod and custom association, produces and promotes hot rod enthusiast events."The Goodguys Rod &...

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Hobart Brothers receives wire patent

November 9, 2004

Hobart Brothers has received a patent for its Tri-Mark® Metalloy Vantage™ and Metalloy Vantage Ni1 gas shielded metal cored wires.According to the company, the wires reduce silicon island...

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Harsco GasServ appoints southern region sales manager

November 9, 2004

Harsco GasServ has named Allen J. (Jeff) Clay III as southern region sales manager.Clay is responsible for selling Taylor-Wharton high pressure and acetylene cylinders, cryogenic storage and...

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